IIM  Vol.2 No.10 , October 2010
Software Industry Cluster be Disagreement on Theory and Practice
Abstract: In the view of traditional industry cluster theory, it is easy to copy the software industry cluster pattern, or it is easy to copy another Silicon Valley, due to low reliability of the resources and the guidance factors of locations in software industry. But it is much more difficult to copy a Silicon Valley mode practically than imaginatively and the difficulties of bringing up and supporting high-tech initiatives is more than theoretic anticipation. In China, the software companies have just gathered together geographically and therefore no initiative center can be formed. All these above signify that software industry cluster is distinct from the traditional industry clusters, but the cognition of the reasons of software industry cluster is not clear yet. Furthermore, reasonable explanations of the bewilderment in the economical practice of software industry cluster are urgently needed.
Cite this paper: nullY. Wang and L. Wang, "Software Industry Cluster be Disagreement on Theory and Practice," Intelligent Information Management, Vol. 2 No. 10, 2010, pp. 608-612. doi: 10.4236/iim.2010.210069.

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